The chamber of the House of Representatives is seen at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 28, 2022.

Counterpoint: Candidate's attacks on DFL in baseless bad faith

The DFL Party works hard to build a fair and inclusive endorsement process.

Guaranteed income giveaways

May 17
Local taxpayers can't sustain these programs, and there's no evidence that they work.

Two years later, small businesses are still waiting for help

May 17
Why hasn't our government responded adequately to meet these needs?

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Janet Vertesi
10:28am
In this photo illustration, a person researches an abortion pill for an unintended pregnancy. Commentary writer Janet Vertesi planned her pregnancy bu

I hid my pregnancy from the internet, so I know: It's nearly impossible

What I did to get online privacy isn't easily replicated. This will matter greatly in a post-Roe world.
Bret Stephens
10:19am
“You cannot defend the ideal of ‘E pluribus unum’ by deleting pluribus,” writes New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.

'Great Replacement' is the story of America

It's happened several times in our history, first by force and cruelty, but thereafter as a natural process in a dynamic nation.
Marshall H. Tanick 
May 17
That arbitrators reverse nearly half of management’s disciplinary actions suggests that the internal decisionmaking tends to be excessive and unwar

Counterpoint: Columnist's arbitration bashing is flawed

The statistics suggest that the internal decisionmaking for disciplinary actions within police departments tends to be excessive and unwarranted.
Michelle J. Anderson and Deborah Tuerkheimer
May 17
A scene from at 2018 march in Seattle. A legal code proposed by the American Law Institute suggests that a person’s inaction may in fact be interpre

Didn't we learn anything from the MeToo movement?

The thinking about consent has evolved drastically. A model code from the American Law Institute may turn the clock back.
Margaret Renkl
May 17
A monarch caterpillar feasts on the leaves of a milkweed plant in the author’s meadow.

One way to do more for the environment: Do less with your yard

Every year we let more patches of our yard go wild, and every year more flowers appear in the uncut areas.
Gidon Eshel
May 16
Beyond saving millions from hunger with no added fertilizer needs, the partial shift to a plant-based diet would reduce cardiovascular disease and can

Eat your vegetables — and prevent our famine of choice

Our futures depend on a partial shift to plant-based diet.
Luke Guzelis
May 16
Outdoor cats can spread disease and negatively impact native species.

Outdoor cats are a dangerous invasive species

We love our feline friends, but to stop the spread of disease and protect native wildlife, we should keep them indoors.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
May 16
In a surprise twist, a new study shows the rich are often owners of unsexy businesses, like auto dealerships or beverage distributors. But the key to

The rich are not who we think they are

And happiness isn't what we think it is, either.
Opinion Exchange
May 15

Loosening gun restrictions

Missouri is one of nation's least restrictive states, and it's a leader in gun homicides.
Nolan Finley, the Detroit News (TNS)
May 15
Demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court after a draft opinion was leaked that overturns Roe v. Wade.

Abortion ruling would merely re-empower the people

But with abortion laws left to the states, will the conversation be dominated by the most extreme voices, or will they find a middle ground?
Mary McNamara
May 15
Olivia Godden prepares a bottle of baby formula for her infant son, Jaiden, Friday, May 13, 2022, at her home in San Antonio. Godden has reached out t

If men could get pregnant, there'd be no shortage of formula — or abortion

Pregnancy can be smooth sailing or a trip from hell, and you don't know which category you will fall into until you do it. Each and every time!
Lori Sturdevant
May 14
Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could b

Medicine, religious freedom support abortion rights

A local physician's book demonstrates how science and the First Amendment back the right to choose — and what it means if the Supreme Court takes away that right.
D.J. Tice
May 14
“Minneapolis ... has suffered its full share of defeats in arbitration over the years,” D.J. Tice writes.

Report bashing MPD whitewashed arbitration flaws

And that's a problem, because if it prevents those flaws from being corrected, real reform will suffer.
John Rash
May 13
Activists dismantle Ukraine’s biggest monument to Lenin at a pro-Ukrainian rally in the central square of the eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sept

'The Long Breakup' gives context to conflict in Ukraine

Filmmaker Katya Soldak will attend Sunday's Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival screening of her documentary about her country's turbulent post-Soviet era.
Dan Jennings
May 13
Homeless residents set up camp in Powederhorn Park in 2020.

Don't let progress on homelessness slip away

We need continued commitment to proven solutions.
Amanda Makulec
May 13
“By the fall of last year, population data from V-safe, an after-vaccination health checker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and

I lost my baby. Then antivaxxers made my pain go viral.

There's a human toll to misinformation.
Opinion
May 12

Minnesota's water problem

Legislation would help address the growing number of threats to our supply.
Rebecca L. Davis
May 12
Abortion rights demonstrators outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, May 5, 2022.

Attack on abortion rights threatens all sexual freedoms

Overturning Roe v. Wade would impose a minority's interpretation of Christian morality on the entire nation.
William Carter III
May 12
St. Paul Police Department is in the final stages of implementing the supplemental services model of managing off-duty policing.

Editorial Counterpoint: Reform of off-duty policing needed, overdue

St. Paul needs to regain full ownership of peace officer powers.
Gene Collier, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 12
U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin — D-Md., and a member of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol — has

Jan. 6 committee has delayed delivery long enough

Hearings in June, if anyone's available.
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